Design For Good: Hackathon

Design For Good: Hackathon


January 17th, 9 AM – 1 PM

Facilitated by Camille Matonis

with guest advisors Julie Sanduski and Sarah Steiner


Join UX/UI Designer Camille Matonis, San Francisco chapter leader of Make a Mark, along with guest advisors Julie Sanduski (Adobe Creative Resident) and Sarah Steiner (Co-Founder of Wormup), in this half-day hackathon style workshop that will explore “Designing Solutions to Food Waste.” Three food-focused nonprofits will present the challenges they face in their organizations with a focus on designing solutions to the issue of food waste.

Attendees will be randomly assigned teams which will each be given 3 hours to learn about their assigned nonprofit, ideate solutions to issues of food waste, get feedback, and deliver a final product. The exercise will provide an opportunity for the organizations to get fresh new perspectives and apply a design thinking methodology to the problems they are facing. It will give participants an opportunity to learn more about food waste and inspire them to cultivate new ways to minimize the food waste in their lives and/or communities.

The three participating nonprofits are:


Replate’s mission is to reduce food waste and food insecurity in the community. Replate manages the food donations of caterers, offices with meal services, brands with product overrun, restaurants, and other surplus food generators. Every food donation is taken to local nonprofits serving neighbors experiencing food insecurity.

Food Shift

Food Shift is reducing the harmful impacts of wasted food and improving community health through the recovery, redistribution, and processing of surplus food. Food Shift Catering, a social enterprise kitchen, provides training and jobs to individuals with barriers to employment. By reducing food waste, we can feed the hungry, create jobs, combat climate change, and cultivate more sustainable communities.

Urban Sprouts

Urban Sprouts plants the seeds of social equity to build healthy and thriving neighborhoods through community and garden-based education. Since 2004, over 20,500 youth and adults have connected with the natural environment through research-tested, garden-based environmental and social justice programming. Their programs are focused on individuals and families residing in low-opportunity communities in San Francisco’s southeastern neighborhoods that face significant obstacles to healthy eating and living.


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